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editor's note:
New Britain Skatepark

* Outdoor: 'Crete
* Free
* Trannie / Street
* Rating: Take your lumps

"The skatepark in New Britain CT is a small, odd setup."

"In terms of street features, there are two moveable quarter pipes, two big banks that face downhill [?], a bunch of steps and ledges, and a pyramid."

"There is also a horseshoe-shaped 5 ft concrete bowl that's lumpy like Aunt Gertie's thighs. Having said that, this reviewer has found it very workable on a 44" longboard, but a softer wheel is necessary. With big wheels, the lumps go down a bit easier. Still a fun place to ride a bowl - comparable to a good ditch session."

"One scary thing about this place is that it's landscaped with WOODCHIPS. Another reason to bring big wheels, and a broom!"

- Bill Helene: Aug '02

Directions: The park is located in the Stanley Quarter Municipal Park, in New Britain CT. Take I-84 into New Britain, and exit onto route 9 heading southeast. From route 9, take route 71 southwest into the park and you'll find it! For more info, you can call the city of New Britain at 604.469.4555.

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^ "Here's a spread of the street
area at the New Britain skatepark."
[Photo/Comments: Bill Helene]

^ "A wide shot of the bowl..."
[Photo/Comments: Bill Helene]

^ "John Babiarz, carving around
the bowl with a Dregs longboard,
rolling on 83mm wheels."
[Photo/Comments: Bill Helene]

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